Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 February 1955
DURATION | 1 minutes 12 seconds
Old campaigners pose for the cameras beside the statue of Mrs Pankhurst, while Miss March and Lilian Lenton take the opportunity to talk about their battle for suffrage on the 37th anniversary of the granting of votes for women.
Lilian Lenton (pictured) recalls how she reckoned on setting alight two buildings a week during her most active period as a suffragette. Her more colourful escapades included evading the police while posing as an errand boy who was reading a comic and munching an apple and later making an escape to France aboard a private yacht.
Dame Ethel Smyth remembers a window breaking campaign.
Memories of an aerial leafleting campaign.
Risking arrest to campaign for the tax-paying woman's vote.
The achievements of the suffragette leader are recalled by her daughter.
A suffragette and a photographer remember an eventful court case.
A reunion with medals and memories.
A schoolgirl suffragette.
A smashing time in Pall Mall.
Lilian Lenton explains the 'Cat and Mouse' Act.
Memories of a militant suffragette.
Remembering when Emily Davison leapt under the King's horse.
Driving Mrs Pankhurst.
Two eminent peers share their experiences of the suffrage movement.
Two veterans of the suffragette movement talk about the early days of the campaign.
Mrs Pankhurst's chief organiser shares her story.
Joan Bakewell meets a veteran suffragette.
Views of a working-class suffragette.
The story of the last surviving suffragette.
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